Hotel Villa Moderna
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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We felt we needed an easy day today, for reasons explained later, and had an fairly late breakfast before strolling out to see the remaining churches and artworks in Parma. Incidentally, the trattoria we had intended to return to last night was closed, so we tried another - the Trattoria Tribunale - which turned out to be not only more pleasant, but also cheaper!
Anyway, this morning we went to the church of St John the Baptist, ...
... shop for underwear in Yamamay! They grizzle at each other, they growl, they ignore, they whine.... They prance, they drag their feet, they amble and loll, they patiently wait, they ask 'can we go now?', they can be an unhappy fella, they pee, they c**p..... They are a status symbol, a loved companion, a way of meeting people.....they are Parma's dogs!
Where else in the world ...
... WW2 and has been renovated to what it was in its glory days.
The gallery beneath it has a wealth of treasures in it.... including a whole set of rooms dedicated to Correggio and Parmigianino. Correggio was the artist who did the frescoed cupola of the Duomo we saw yesterday, and a lot of his rescued frescoes and paintings are in this section And they are stunning in both their simplicity of form and their brightness of colour. (The beauty of this gallery ...
... Siena, Bologna, even Urbino, could all be described in a few words. But not Parma. There are few obviously welcoming bars and restaurants for instance, few obviously historic buildings, and few glaringly obvious landmarks or piazzas that everyone will meet at.
We talked about this over a glass of wine in the Piazza Garibaldi, and came to the conclusion that Parma has no readily recognisable identity, probably because of the ...
... once Trenitalia had not mucked up, but even so, manhandling the four cases on board was quite a feat. Anyway, off we went for our two hour train ride, more or less in comfort, and arrived in Parma, and arrived about 1215, to find we had to fight another battle with the Italian railway station platforms - lifts, stairs and escalators - going up and down to no less than three levels. We actually met one guy who had given up trying to ...